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    Martin Guitar have partnered with the Woodstock Foundation to celebrate one of the most historic moments in music history. 2019 marks the 50thanniversary of the Woodstock festival, an event that shaped a generation of musicians. To commemorate this milestone anniversary, Martin are pleased to introduce the D-35 Woodstock 50thAnniversary and the DX Woodstock Anniversary models.


    “If you trace everything that happened to me from my teens all the way leading up to the creation of Woodstock,” said Joel Rosenman, Woodstock founder, “it is as if there were a Martin guitar slung over my shoulder every step of the way. In that span of time, I grew a mustache, changed from slacks to bell-bottoms, changed from Brooks Brothers® suits to tie-dye—but the Martin stayed the same. And now, half a century later, there’s this continuity from Woodstock to Martin Guitar. We have these great Commemorative-Edition guitars for an event that was so immediate, and scary at times. It just seems like a whole lifetime that’s contained in one instrument. It’s wonderful.”

    “If you think back to 1969 in music—the Beatles perform for the last time in public, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan record together in Nashville—there was a lot going on,” said Chris Martin, Chairman and CEO of Martin Guitar. “So when they came out with the Woodstock album, I think that was when everyone who couldn't go was like, “This is just like being there.” I played that thing till it wore out! We are proud that Martin guitars were played by so many of the iconic artists who stepped out on the Woodstock stage. It’s truly an honor to partner with the folks at the Woodstock Foundation to commemorate this pivotal moment in music history.”

    D-35 WOODSTOCK 50th

    The D-35 Woodstock 50thAnniversary model includes a tasteful custom headstock and pickguard inlay that replicates elements from the original, famed 1969 festival poster. This anniversary model includes all thefeatures of the reimagined D-35, such as East Indian rosewood back and sides with a 35 Series wedge, a Sitka spruce top with aging toner for a vintage look, and antique white binding around the fingerboard to set it apart. It features expressive quarter-inch straight bracing for balanced power and a high-performance neck taper for comfort up and down the fretboard. 



    This DX Woodstock 50thAnniversary model includes colorful custom artwork by Robert F. Goetzl that replicates elements from the original, famed 1969 festival poster. This X Series D-14 model produces the rich, dynamic sound and look that made Martin the choice of many artists who played at Woodstock. It pairs an HPL top with mahogany-grained HPL back and sides and includes Fishman® electronics. This model also includes certified sustainable wood parts.